Creating an IAG virtual machine

Updated: February 10, 2010

Applies To: Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG)

After you have downloaded the VHD from the Microsoft Download Center, you can create a virtual machine via the Hyper-V Manager and then connect it to the VHD you have downloaded. The following procedure describes how you create a new virtual machine and allocate memory for it.

If you installed the Hyper-V role on a computer running a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008, make sure you have Hyper-V Manager installed on the remote computer from which you want to manage the Hyper-V role.

To create a new virtual machine

  1. If you are connecting to Hyper-V Manager from the computer on which the Hyper-V role is installed, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Hyper-V Manager.

    If you are connecting from a remote computer, on the remote computer, do the following:

    1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, click Hyper-V Manager.

    2. On the Hyper-V Manager menu, click Action, and then click Connect to Server.

    3. At a command prompt, type the following, and then press ENTER:


      Use the instructions displayed in order to add the credentials for the computer running the Hyper-V role. For example:

      cmdkey /add:<Hyper-V Server> /user:<Hyper-V Server>\administrator /pass:password

    4. On the Select Computer dialog box, click Another Computer, and then type the name of the computer to which you want to access remotely.

  2. On the Hyper-V Manager window, in the Action pane, click New, and then click Virtual machine. The New Virtual Machine Wizard opens.

  3. If the Before You Begin page opens, click Next.

  4. On the Specify Name and Location page, do the following, and then click Next:

    1. In the Name box, type a name for the virtual machine. For example, IAG Virtual Machine.

    2. To select a location other than the default location, select Store the virtual machine in a different location, click Browse, and then select a new location.

  5. On the Assign Memory page, in the Memory box, type the amount of memory that you want to allocate, and then click Next.

    The minimal requirement is: 2,048 megabytes.

  6. On the Configure Networking page, do not change the settings, and then click Next.

  7. On the Connect Virtual Hard Disk page, select Attach a virtual hard disk later, and then click Next.

  8. On the completion screen, click Finish.

    A new virtual machine is created.

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